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Sony ends update support for a number of Xperia smartphones


News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 11, 2014.

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The Xperia SP will no longer get support
The Xperia SP will no longer get support

Sony has been updating plenty of its handsets of late, with the likes of the Xperia M 2 and Xperia Z series all being treated to the latest versions of Android 4.4. However, if you are rocking the Xperia SP, M, L, or C then you can forget about any future support because the Japanese company has cut those devices loose today. Sony confirmed that none of those handsets will get future update beyond today.

All of those smartphones are aging now, most of them arriving early 2013 and some before, but they are still running Android Jelly Bean. Each has one version or another of Google's former Android king, so while it is easy to see Sony's position here it is still disappointing that none of these products ever got the bump to KitKat. Considering KitKat is ideal for low powered devices, it would have made sense, and we imagine some owners of these Xperia's feeling a little disappointed around about now.

Like we said though, this does make some sense as Sony is probably eager to concentrate on newer models, and most of these devices are beyond the expected 18 month update period. The company confirmed the end of support for the handset with a rather ominous "final version" tag on each devices respective support page.

source: Android Police

 
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